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Homeland Security asks people to be cautious on July 4 weekend


Man gets sanctions for scrap metal thefts – Zanesville Times Recorder


Metal thefts off homes still alive in central Ohio – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Safety requires vigilance – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Combined skills, info drive Columbus' terrorism task force – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Feel safe online? Read this, reconsider – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Lorain County to crack down on illegal dumping – LORAIN MORNING JOURNAL


OKC tragedy led to first federal building security standards – FEDERAL TIMES


Columbus man indicted on terrorism charges by federal grand jury – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Watch Partnering for a Safer Ohio – Safer Schools: Ohio Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born sits down with Dr. Richard Ross, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education and Rick Zwayer, Chief of Operations, Ohio Homeland Security to discuss school safety and answer viewer questions.


Scrap-theft prevention in Cuyahoga County stepping up, but more is needed: editorial – PLAIN DEALER


Obama Issues Order Blocking Property Of Persons Engaging In ‘Significant Malicious’ Cyber Activities – Homeland Security Today


How safe is our power grid? - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER


Information Sharing Vital in Responding to the Threat of Chemical Terrorism - HS TODAY


Ohio tops U.S. list with most threats - COLUMBUS DISPATCH


State rules aim to reduce scrap theft - Canton Repository


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Cleveland Bomb Plot - 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud - 2011

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl - 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane - 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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